Saturday, June 20, 2009
The day started with news that had cigarette shops in the area cheering. It ended not with the typical Friday Night Fireworks, but with a light show from Mother Nature and explosions from Tiger bats.
Armando Galarraga struggled. Zach Miner did not. Why is Zach coming out of the bullpen again? A rain delay forced Armando out, which is probably for the best since Brewer bats would have probably done the same thing with more damage to the scoreboard.
Video review gave Miguel Cabrera a home run, and took one away from recently recalled Dusty Ryan. Both calls looked to be the right one. Marcus Thames has no need for close calls as he hit two home runs that probably caused the rain by tearing through a cloud. I think an even bigger story than the power outburst, is that 7 of the 10 runs were driven in with 2 outs. The lack of the big 2 out hit was a big reason for the losing skid this previous week.
Strains of "The Barber of Seville" should fill the CoPa tomorrow as Alfredo Figaro takes the mound for his MLB debut. I would love to watch it, but since it's one of the Fox 4pm games, I will more than likely be stuck watching whatever NL East team is playing. Stupid MLB Blackout rules, not letting me watch games on my computer.
Tigers 10 Brewers 4 (7 innings)
W: Miner (4-1)
L: Looper (5-4)
W - L
36 - 31
1st Place AL Central (2 games ahead of Minnesota)